6 Inning Summary: Through six innings in Phoenix, the Phillies lead the Diamondbacks by a score of 3-1. Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels has surrendered just four hits so far, while striking out eight. Dan Haren struggled through five innings, leaving the game after throwing 117 pitches. The offense has been paced by Shane Victorino's solo home run in the 3rd inning and his 2-run double in the 5th inning.
Prediction: Following a bizarre brawl in which both benches will empty, the Phillies will hang on to win the game by a final score of 4-3. The brawl will begin when Diamondbacks' relief pitcher Clay Zavada insults the beards of both Eric Bruntlett and Chan Ho Park. (Clay is sporting an impressive handle-bar mustache these days).
Actual Results (UPDATE, June 29): I scanned the reports of the game, and I could find no evidence of an incident involving Eric Bruntlett or Chan Ho Park. So I was wrong on that one. But the final score was indeed 4-3, following a 2-run home run by Mark Reynolds off closer Brad Lidge. Anyone else worried about our closer's 7.11 ERA?